The Other Side
By Mardi Barrie

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Year
1972
Media
Oil Painting
Subject Matter
Landscape
Reg. Number
P240
Size
47 x 63 cm

This landscape uses the simple device of a single vertical bar to denote a window frame, thus turning the landscape into one which is viewed as if through a window, with the landscape on the 'other side'.

Mardi's paintings of Scottish landscapes - often empty wild places - are done in different types of paint but always with the same dreamy, soft brush strokes giving the impression of wind and light on the land.

Born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Mardi Barrie trained at Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University. Her work is in many collections, including the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, HRH Prince Philip and the City Art Centre, Edinburgh. The artist had her first solo exhibition in 1963 and since then has had various solo and group exhibitions throughout Britain, including some group shows, which have travelled abroad.

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